Items tagged: NSD

NSD Helps Spread the Word About METCAD 9-1-1 Career Opportunities

The Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) shared information on the Telecommunicator hiring process at METCAD 9-1-1 with 121 registered neighborhood group leaders. These leaders represent 44 registered groups consisting of thousands of Champaign households. Sharing information through our registered neighborhood groups is an easy way to get information to many residents quickly. City departments and community […]


Accessory Structure Demolition Program

The City of Champaign Accessory Structure Demolition Program assists eligible homeowners to demolish dilapidated accessory structures, like garages, sheds, decks and fences that are detached from the home. Funding for this program is provided by federal dollars the City of Champaign receives through the Community Development Block Grant program. Assistance is provided in the form […]


Equity and Engagement Department Guest Presenter at the Neighborhood Leader Meeting

On April 6, 2022, Tracy Parsons from the Equity and Engagement Department presented an overview of the City’s Community Gun Violence Reduction Blueprint at the Neighborhood Leaders Monthly Meeting. Tracy highlighted key activities of the Community Coalition and the Community Violence Response Team in response to violent incidents, as well outlining root causes of gun […]


Neighborhood Services Hosts Contractor Informational Meeting

The Neighborhood Services Department is inviting all contractors to a Contractor Informational Meeting on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. at the Champaign Public Library. Attendees will learn about contracting opportunities in the City’s current housing rehab programs, including the new Modified Garden Hills Safety Lighting Energy Efficiency Program (SLEEP). The meeting will conclude […]


City Seeks Public Input on FY 2022-23 Annual Action Plan

On March 15, 2022, the City published the Draft FY 2022-23 Annual Action Plan and opened the public comment period. The Annual Action Plan identifies goals and strategies for the City to undertake and achieve desired community development outcomes. These goals are accomplished by using federal allocations of Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment […]


City Sells Vacant Lots to Habitat for Humanity

On January 19, 2022, the City published requests for bids for the sale of six City owned properties that no longer serve a purpose for the City. These properties were obtained by the City through Code Compliance activities. The requests for bids were advertised in the News Gazette, CGTV and the City’s social media accounts. […]


Relocator Agreement for City owned Residential Lots

A neighborhood resident raised concerns about activity at two properties in the Hedge Road area. During the conversation about this activity, the resident stated that the City owned residential lots at 1319 Hedge and 1432 Holly Hill were being used for overflow parking on nights and weekends. Staff from the Neighborhood Services Department, the Public […]


City Seeks Bids for the Sale of Six City Owned Properties

On January 19, 2022, the City published requests for bids for the sale of following six City owned properties: 506 Ash St. 40 E. Beardsley Ave. 1002 W. Beardsley Ave. 505 W. Bradley Ave. 606 W Bradley Ave. 1010 Maple St.   These properties were obtained by the City through Code Compliance activities. The requests […]


City Hosts Springfield Fall Festival Block Party

On October 23, the Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) hosted a Fall Festival Block Party at the corner of Kenwood and Springfield. Families from Champaign Park Apartments, Stonegate Village Apartments, and Country Brook Apartments enjoyed games, food, and fun. Area businesses partnered with NSD to help make the event possible. Ramshaw Realty and Royce and Brinkmeyer […]


Lovin’ U Campaign

On Wednesday August 11, the Neighborhood Services Department in Partnership with the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights (ECHO), continued its Lovin’ U Tour with the second of a series of neighborhood-based block parties in the Garden Hills Neighborhood. The Lovin’ U Tour is designed to proactively engage neighborhoods throughout the city with resources […]